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BREAKING NEWS: US Department of Education Guidelines Regarding the IDEA, Educational Benefit, and Supreme Court Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District

The U.S. Department of Education has just released guidelines in light of the recent unanimous US Supreme Court Decision Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District. That decision interpreted the scope of FAPE (free appropriate public education) to mean that a school’s educational program must provide “more than de minimus” educational benefit. “De minimus” […]

By |December 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

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[PREMIUM] Joshua Wong: Teenager vs. Superpower

Netflix has just released Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, a documentary on inspiring teenager Joshua Wong who was at the center of the pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong in 2014. 100,000 took the street to urge the government to withdraw from implementing a pro-communist education program. Fortune Magazine named him one of the world’s greatest leaders […]

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[PREMIUM] The Curious History of Mirror Writing

“As a researcher, working over two decades with hundreds of children and adults with dyslexia, I’m convinced that Leonard Da Vinci was dyslexic.” – Dr Maryann Wolf, author Proust and the Squid Mirror writing occurs commonly in dyslexic and non-dyslexic children between the ages of 3 and 7 years, however a subset of children will […]

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California Dyslexia Guidelines

We are posting the California Dyslexia Guideline here as a convenience to our members who would like to use ReciteMe to listen to the document.

FYI: the document uses ‘disability’ framework of dyslexia and reflects the particular orientation of the authors.

To activate ReciteMe, click the button at upper left in this browser, then click the […]

By |October 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

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Read Aloud on Your iPhone – Dyslexic Advantage Newsletters

Here are instructions for turning Read Aloud on your iPhone.

Settings>General>Accessibility>Speech>Speak Selection (you can adjust speed with the slider at the bottom of this page; turtle for slower and rabbit for faster)

Once you have completed the steps above, click on this link for a newsletter, select text and select SPEAK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

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Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine SEPT 2017 [Premium]

Richard Engel, NBC Foreign Correspondent, Realistic Confidence, Organized Notes, Big Picture for Classes, Big Picture for Literature, What to Expect with the Remediated Student, Dyslexia and Giftedness, Reflections on the 5 Paragraph Essay, What To Do If a Reading Curriculum Doesn’t Work, Hidden Fractions, How Can I Help My Daughter.   Password: solver85

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By |September 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

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The Importance of Early Identification

John Alexander of Groves Academy recently shared his frustration with the slowness of schools adopting early identification of dyslexia. Fortunately, though, progress is being made with state education laws.

“In September, 1998, we gave an assessment to all 450 kindergarten students in the district to determine those students who were at risk of developing a […]

Precis Writing … or when less is more

“It will be particularly helpful if they give themselves practice in precis writing, paraphrasing, and note-taking. If one has to write a precis one is forced not only to think out carefully what are the key ideas in a particular passage but also to express them concisely, accurately, and clearly. Paraphrasing makes similar demands […]

Dyslexic Advantage July 2017 Newsletter

To Listen to the Magazine – Activate ReciteMe (top left red button in your web browser) and click HERE.

You will have to wait until ReciteMe translates the magazine in the docReader. To close ReciteMe, click the X button at upper left. Choose the X button again when the pop-up appears.

 

 

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||2 Comments

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Tips for Engaging with Books – From an Anonymous Adult

This article is aimed at anyone who…

is dyslexic, or thinks they might be
wishes to help dyslexic adults to engage with books
is interested in ways to engage with books

 

What are these tips?

7 things that help me to engage with any book;
3 things that help me to engage with non-fiction […]

ADHD and Dyslexia – Meds and Reading Intervention

From Toronto:

“Stimulant medication produced expected beneficial effects on hyperactive/impulsive behavioral symptoms (reported by classroom teachers) but none on reading. Children receiving a reading program showed greater gains than controls on multiple standardized measures of reading and related skills (regardless of medication status)….”

Sixty-five children (7–11 years in age) were assigned randomly to one of three […]

Effect of Strength-Based Coping on Children’s Stress and Coping

From Australia:

“Strength-based parenting is an approach where parents deliberately identify and cultivate positive states, processes and qualities in their children,” Professor Waters said. “This style of parenting adds a ‘positive filter’ to the way a child reacts to stress. It also limits the likelihood of children using avoidance or aggressive coping responses.”

Stress typically arises […]

How To Become Invincible

Well, maybe not invincible, but you know what we mean.

There’s a new idea circulating among business leaders and entrepreneurs. It’s not mindset or grit, but of course those are important. It’s rejection therapy.

Some people think part of the reason for higher than average success of dyslexic people as CEOs and entrepreneurs is that they’re […]

Teaching Bilingual ELL Students with Dyslexia in the General Classroom [Premium]

 Almost 1 out of every 10 students in  public school classrooms are English Language Learners (ELLs). Because dyslexia is also common throughout the world (10-15%), some ELL students are dyslexic. For ELLs, identifying dyslexia can be a complicated process, sorting out the effects of language exposure, bilingualism (or multilingualism), and vocabulary in the 2nd language. […]

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Math Journal Club: Strategic Instruction for Fractions

This past week, researchers published an interesting study that suggested that students should receive explicit instructions about why certain approaches are chosen for certain types of math programs. As it turns out, studies of  strategic math instruction seems to especially benefit students with “learning disabilities.”

This approach should be valuable to students with dyslexia because rather than […]

The Belief of Fathers – Happy Father’s Day

This post is for all those great fathers who never lost sight of the young men or women their children could become.

Here’s a story from the past – some of the experiences will sound familiar:

“Several of my uncles and aunts had tried to teach me to read, and because they could not, and because […]